Richard Crandall RCST

Registered Craniosacral Therapist


Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy is gentle, safe and effective for reducing symptoms and pain. Biodynamic Craniosacral also reduces slugishness, and greatly improves the ability of the body to heal itself. You can feel energized and peacefully relaxed.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle profound non-invasive, hands-on treatment for the whole body.  Performed on a massage table,  the client is fully clothed and the touch is generally light and still.  The treatment is focused on supporting the health of the whole being, especially the nervous system.  This is the system that dictates all of the body’s functioning, constantly sending and receiving information.


Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapists understand how an optimally functioning healthy nervous system performs. We are trained for years on how to use acute perception skills to perceive subtle physiological changes. We also are aware of the energetic map that underlies one‘s basic health and symptomology. We believe that health is never lost no matter what the ailment.  We use our ability to identify the parts of the nervous system that are not functioning optimally and our awareness of the “always available health” in the body to assist the  system in bringing itself back into balance. This supports greater ease and helps the body decrease symptoms. 


Biodynaic Craniosacral therapy is practiced at Awakenings Holistic to address many conditions such as:

  • Migraine and headaches
  • Head, neck and shoulders
  • Nerve Pain, loss of feeling
  • Sciatica
  • Strokes
  • Anxiety and PTSD
  • Accident Recovery
  • Curvature of the spine
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  •  TMJ
  • Trauma from Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • 90% of all disease is caused from stress intolerance


Richard Crandall MA, RCST

Registered Craniosacral Therapist

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy can reduce the effect of trauma on the mind and body. During the healing session the client lies on their back or side with a pillow under their knees and neck. The practitioner sits quietly and settles into an awareness of their own body and connection to the Earth. The practitioner usually places their hands lightly near the feet or head to begin.


The practitioners role is to facilitate an unfolding process of listening and witnessing. The healing process usually continues to unfold for several hours, perhaps  for 3-4 days.


This work brings your body to a still-point allowing you to enter a balance point for the specific organ or tissue/bone being treated.


What to Expect

Please understand the session only begins in the office. Your body will continue to heal itself at an accelerated pace for three to four days following the session. Also give yourself time to reorient after each session, drink plenty of water and have a light meal to help integrate the session.


This work will address each layer of the problem. To be free of the long standing conditions such as PTSD, sessions every other week will probably be required. A recommendation is for you to try three sessions and see how you feel.


Memories of prior incidents may arise however they will probably start to leave you. This maybe very helpful in letting-go of pain associated with incidents.


Clothing remains on the body at all times.



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